The 12 percent tax on new truck purchases could be replaced with a diesel tax increase of 6.4 cents per gallon.
Bill links funding from energy production with highway infrastructure.
New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.
Federal taxes on diesel fuel, truck tires, heavy equipment and heavy-vehicle road use are set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.
Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.
A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.
OOIDA testified against proposal to shift Highway Trust Fund dollars to non-highway transportation projects.
First Mexican trucks expected this year under plan with extra safety measures.
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